Intel chip swapping

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Scarlet Fever, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    Are all of the Core 2 Duo chips interchangable with the current Core Duo chips in the iMac? I know that Merom is compatable, what about Conroe and Woodcrest?

    If they are, i might get an iMac instead of a 20" ACD :D
     
  2. treblah macrumors 65816

    treblah

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    Conroe and Woodcrest use a different socket compared to the Yonah and Merom, so no dice.
     
  3. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    hardware samples have been compatible (merom), but we're yet to see if production chips (ie, you can actually buy it) will work. I wouldn't assume you can't, but hope for the best.
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    What tools would I need to open my Intel iMac if I should ever feel the need to upgrade it to the 64-bit Merom?
     

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